navytimes.com http://www.navytimes.com en-us Copyright 2014, navytimes.com SaxoTech Online Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:37:47 -0400 15 U.S. planes airdrop arms to besieged Syrian town http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200041 The U.S. Air Force dropped military aid around the besieged Syrian town of Kobani overnight in an effort to resupply Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants there, U.S. Central Command in Tampa said. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:22:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200041 Fewer veterans running for congressional office http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200031 The number of veterans in Congress has been steadily dropping in recent election cycles, but the legislative branch's meager military credentials could take a major hit this year. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:46:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200031 Top 10 contributors to CFC campaigns http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/BENEFITS/310200040 Counting down federal agencies with the highest average donations per employee in 2013. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:31:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/BENEFITS/310200040 Health, medical research most popular charity choices in 2013 CFC http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/BENEFITS/310200039 11 charities received more than $1 million in donations in 2013. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:30:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/BENEFITS/310200039 Civil affairs Marines to get Android phones, new data collection app http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS04/310200024 A new smartphone app for civil affairs Marines may make the next humanitarian aid mission a little bit smoother. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:22:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS04/310200024 B-52s headed to Europe for second time this year http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200038 U.S. Strategic Command will sendB-52 Stratofortress bombers to participate in Exercise Noble Justification this month in support of NATO allies and partners. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:19:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200038 Slain guardsman and teacher posthumously awarded 2 medals http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS02/310200028 A Nevada teacher killed by a 12-year-old student in a schoolyard shooting a year ago was honored on Sunday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:08:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS02/310200028 Paper: Files allege misconduct within Alaska Guard http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS02/310200029 Investigative files show years of alleged sexual and other misconduct among officers within the Alaska Army National Guard's Recruiting and Retention Battalion. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:07:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS02/310200029 Financial help possible for families of troops deployed on Ebola mission http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200037 Families of troops deployed to West Africa on the Ebola mission are eligible for emergency financial assistance from the nonprofit Operation Homefront on the same basis as those of troops deployed to combat zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan, officials an Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:41:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200037 Military deals at ski getaways & what's new at some resorts near you http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/OFFDUTY04/310200036 It's coming. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:24:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/OFFDUTY04/310200036 Two deaths reported at Kadena over the weekend http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200035 Two members assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, died Saturday in separate incidents. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:12:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200035 Sweden's submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200034 Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:02:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200034 Philippine leader: Murder case won't harm U.S. ties http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200032 Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Monday that a murder investigation focused on a U.S. Marine should have no bearing on the two countries' relations, while Secretary of State John Kerry said Washington seeks no ' Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:28:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200032 U.S. advisory mission in Iraq remains limited in scope and impact http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200030 More than one month after President Obama ordered U.S. troops to begin an advise-and-assist mission supporting the Iraqi military's fight against Islamic militants, that effort remains limited in its scope and effectiveness. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:29:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200030 After arms drop, U.S. coalition strikes IS http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200022 Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:17:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200022 Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200027 U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to 'valiant' Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be 'irresponsible' and Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:16:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS05/310200027 Attacks on Afghan checkpoints kill 4 troops http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200026 Officials say insurgents have attacked several army checkpoints in eastern and southern Afghanistan, killing at least four troops and wounding several people. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:11:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS08/310200026 Top U.S. commander in Ebola fight sees progress http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200025 The first of 17 U.S.-built Ebola treatment centers in West Africa will open in a few weeks, the top commander of U.S. troops in the region told USA Today on Sunday. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:07:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/NEWS/310200025 Website matches Marines' skills with certifications http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/JOBS/310200023 The Marine Corps has rolled out a comprehensive new website to help Marines capitalize on their military training by earning equivalent civilian certifications that can lead to jobs in the civilian workforce. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:48:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141020/JOBS/310200023 Efficiency is watchword for Air Force energy chief http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS/309170055 The Air Force's new energy chief repeatedly uses one word to describe his mission: efficiency. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:24:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS/309170055 NATO seeks more U.S. ships http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190016 NATO's sea boss wants to see more of the U.S. Navy in Europe. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:22:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190016 On newsstands this week http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/COVERS04/310190023 In this week's issue of Navy Times, find out what are the top federal contractors for hiring vets. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:05:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/COVERS04/310190023 On newsstands this week http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/COVERS01/310190025 In this week's issue of Air Force Times, find out what are the top federal contractors for hiring vets. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:05:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/COVERS01/310190025 On newsstands this week http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/COVERS03/310190022 In this week's issue of Marine Corps Times, find out what are the top federal contractors for hiring vets. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:05:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/COVERS03/310190022 These federal contractors are hiring vets now http://www.navytimes.com/interactive/article/20141019/JOBS02/310190027 Companies that do business with the federal government employ a big chunk of the U.S. workforce - and if you're a veteran looking to join their ranks, federal law requires that they give you a leg up. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:53:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/interactive/article/20141019/JOBS02/310190027 One month in, mixed reviews on Iraq, Syria airstrikes http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS05/310200021 On Sept. 23, the U.S. began airstrikes against militants aligned with the Islamic States (IS) inside Syria, kicking off what President Obama and top military leaders characterizes as a campaign that will last for some time. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:23:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS05/310200021 Sweden: 3 credible sightings in submarine search http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190019 The Swedish military said Sunday it had made three credible sightings of foreign undersea activity in its waters during the past few days amid reports of a suspected Russian intrusion in the area. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:02:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190019 Marine's murder charge in the Philippines has international consequences http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190015 The death of a Filipino transgender woman following a bilateral military training exercise made international waves after a U.S. Marine was charged with murder. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:34:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190015 CDC to revise Ebola protocol; military readies medical team http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS05/310190028 Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear 'with no skin showing,' a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:19:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS05/310190028 Spain gives U.S. go-ahead to use bases against Ebola http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190020 Spain has agreed to allow the U.S. to use two military bases in the southwest of the country to support its efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:58:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190020 Ranger rescue: Instructor saves 2 at Florida beach http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS/310190014 Typical recovery from neck surgery: Plenty of rest. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:26:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS/310190014 PEO Soldier issues reminder to use lithium batteries in gear http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS04/310190013 While on patrol during one of his four war-zone tours, Staff Sgt. José Salcedo experienced firsthand one of the problems that can come with using alkaline batteries instead of lithium ones in sophisticated military gear. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:25:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS04/310190013 Overseas federal contractor jobs common in industry http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/JOBS/310190026 After Scott Lang's tours in Iraq and Kuwait, you might think the last thing he would want to do is go back to the Middle East. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:21:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/JOBS/310190026 On newsstands this week http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/COVERS02/310190024 In this week's issue of Army Times, the new re-up rules and what they might mean for you. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:02:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/COVERS02/310190024 Future USS Detroit christened in Wisconsin http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS04/310190021 The Navy has christened a warship named after Michigan's largest city. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:01:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS04/310190021 Turkey would oppose U.S. arms transfers to Kurds http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190018 Turkey would not agree to any U.S. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:11:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190018 Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS/310190017 President Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside - Ebola. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:05:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS/310190017 Pearson's TD toss helps Air Force beat Lobos, 35-31 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/OFFDUTY04/310190012 Fullbacks Shayne Davern and D.J. Johnson lent a hand to Air Force's passing game with the pounding of their feet. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:45:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/OFFDUTY04/310190012 Kent State keeps Army winless on road, 39-17 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/OFFDUTY04/310190011 Army coach Jeff Monken minced no words during a 35-minute postgame address to his team. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:36:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/OFFDUTY04/310190011 South Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190010 Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:17:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141019/NEWS08/310190010 Air Force strike chief urges B-52 engine replacement http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS04/310180032 The head of U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command wants the service to consider installing new engines on its aging B-52 fleet, but budget realities could intervene. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:52:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS04/310180032 Flattop flip-flop: Repair problems force schedule change-up http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180038 The flip-flop of two carrier deployments has revealed the Achilles' heel of the latest deployment plan - designed to make ship schedules more predictable - before it was even able to get started. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:51:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180038 Swedish military investigates 'foreign underwater activity' http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS08/310180042 Sweden's military continues to investigate reports of 'foreign underwater activity' in the Stockholm archipelago using high-tech equipped naval vessels, aircraft and home guard forces. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:19:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS08/310180042 Bold Alligator is back http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180033 The blue-green team will flex its amphibious muscles once again in Exercise Bold Alligator 2014, planned for late October-early November. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:43:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180033 SMA: Boots may not meet military specs http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS07/310180030 Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler is concerned soldiers are buying boots that don't meet military specs, and the service will soon respond with a list of approved and unapproved footwear to better equip soldiers. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:41:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS07/310180030 In war with drug traffickers, Coast Guard stretched thin http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS03/310180031 While the world focuses on conflicts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, the Coast Guard and its U.S. Southern Command partners are looking west. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:36:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS03/310180031 Air Force's MC-12 mission ends in Afghanistan http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS08/310180039 The Air Force's mission with the MC-12 Liberty in Afghanistan is over. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:29:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS08/310180039 Marines to return to California following six months Down Under http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180040 After seven months away, the third group of Marines and sailors to go to Australia is headed back to California. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:17:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180040 Iraq lawmakers approve interior, defense ministers http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS08/310180028 Iraqi lawmakers approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's remaining Cabinet nominees on Saturday, including for the critical defense and interior portfolios, completing the formation of a government that will strive to push the Islamic State extremist gro Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:01:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS08/310180028 As logistics mission closes in Afghanistan, Pacific heats up http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180037 The new reality of the Army - sending scalable units all over the world with wide-ranging missions - cannot be done without the necessary equipment. Coordinating these efforts is Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general of Army Materiel Command. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:00:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180037 Report faults Pentagon efforts to find MIAs http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180034 The Pentagon's effort to find missing servicemembers from past wars is wracked with inefficiencies, lacks a clear mission and fails to differentiate remains that can be recovered from those lost forever, an inspector general's report charged Friday. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:54:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180034 Defense Department: Target missile successfully tracked during test off Hawaii http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS04/310180041 The military says it successfully detected and tracked a medium-range missile target during a test off Hawaii. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:48:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS04/310180041 Memorials held for Robins airmen killed in typhoon http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180036 Ceremonies are being held to remember three Robins Air Force Base airmen killed by a typhoon in Japan earlier this month. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:07:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180036 DoD seeks to clarify policies on nonprofit groups http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180035 The Defense Department is taking a new look at the barriers that complicate efforts by nonprofit groups to help service members and their families at some installations. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 12:04:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS/310180035 JBLM soldier held in wife's death http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS06/310180029 A 20-year-old Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier has been ordered held without bail for three days while police continue to investigate the shooting death of his 19-year-old wife at their Lakewood, Washington, apartment. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:34:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141018/NEWS06/310180029 Troops and vets get star treatment at premiere of 'Fury' http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/OFFDUTY02/310170051 Ray Stewart may be 91, but he still keenly remembers his combat experiences as a tank gunner with 66th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored 'Hell on Wheels' Division in 1944. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:58:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/OFFDUTY02/310170051 Brad Pitt's 'Fury' movie goes for carnage over plot http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/OFFDUTY02/310170035 Writer-director David Ayer makes no bones about his overarching goal with his new World War II action film, 'Fury': to nail the realism of armored combat in that conflict. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:58:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/OFFDUTY02/310170035 Former special operations troops take up battle against online child predators http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/NEWS06/310170053 Military members who can no longer fight the wars overseas are battling a new enemy at home: the murky online spaces where sexual predators prey on children. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:55:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/NEWS06/310170053 Philippines subpoenas Marine murder suspect http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/NEWS06/310170037 The Philippine government served a subpoena Friday for a U.S. Marine accused of killing a transgender Filipino in an emotional case expected to test the country's military ties with the United States. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:28:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/NEWS06/310170037 Fleet to shift three destroyers to Japan http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/NEWS08/310170055 The next three years will see three destroyers - two from San Diego and one from Norfolk, Virginia - shift home ports to Japan as part of the fleet's Asia pivot. The changes announced by Fleet Forces Command Thursday: Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:57:00 -0400 http://www.navytimes.com/article/20141017/NEWS08/310170055